Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board

Governing Agency / Agency Acronym: 
Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice/Operations (DMPSJ/O)

Point of contact: Michelle Vanneman Telephone: Email:

Update as of October 6, 2017: The Chairperson of the Concealed Pistol Licensing Review Board (“Board”), has ruled that all pending appeals before the Board, for review of the Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department’s (“Chief”) denial of an appellant’s application for a concealed pistol license based upon the “good reason” or “other proper reason” standards (D.C. Official Code §§ 7-2509.11(1)(A) or (B)) are hereby closed and remanded. These appeals are closed and remanded as a result of the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Wrenn v. District of Columbia, No. 1:15-cv-00162 (July 25, 2017), which held the “good reason” standards to not be constitutional and entered a permanent injunction against enforcement of these standards. As such, all appellants with appeals currently pending before the Board should soon receive a Notice of Remand closing their case and remanding it to the Chief to re-investigate the appellant’s current suitability for a license pursuant to D.C. Official Code §7-2509.11(1)(C). For questions regarding the re-investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department, please contact the Firearms Registration Section at (202) 727-4275.